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Q: Why did the US feel the need to intervene in foreign affairs in 1917 after a long period of isolationism?
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In world war 1 what did isolation mean?

Actually, the term is isolationism. It refers to American reluctance to get involved in European affairs. It is also used of the interwar period.

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The United States entered a period of "Isolationism", where they had minimal involvement in foreign affairs. Prohibition and the Great Depression also happened during these years; the Depression was partly caused by Isolationism. Changing conditions showed Americans that they and other countries could not stand alone, and needed to work together.

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The policy where the us was staying out of affairs of other countries is called?

There could be several terms that would define one nation staying out of the affairs of other nations. After World War I, the US entered a period of "isolationism" because of the thousands of US troops killed in the war that seemed to accomplish little, in the minds of the American public, and never did fulfill President Wilson's goal of making the world "safe for democracy." Non-intervention is another term that means not taking sides or getting involved in the affairs of another nation. Then there is also the term "neutral nation" when it refers to a nation that does not take sides during a war between other nations.